SURVIVALISTS TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD TO SEE WHO'S TOUGHEST IN DISCOVERY'S "THE WHEEL"
New Adventure Series from Pilgrim Media Group Pits Survivalists Against the World's Most Unforgiving Climates - and Each Other
(LOS ANGELES) - Discovery is taking the survivalist genre to the next level with THE WHEEL, the network's newest series from Pilgrim Media Group.
While most survival shows feature just one or two extreme environments, THE WHEEL demands that participants conquer eight distinctly grueling landscapes across the world, each requiring a completely different set of survival skills. With each turn of the Wheel, survivalists must tackle the planet's most unforgiving terrains - including freezing tundra, parched deserts, rugged mountains and steamy jungles - one immediately after another, with little time to prepare what few tools and materials they have.
The participants are completely at the Wheel's mercy, as its every rotation thrusts them into a new harrowing domain without warning. When and how quickly will the Wheel turn? That's for the viewers to know... and for the survivalists to agonize and obsess over.
When a survivalist breaks down and taps out, the Wheel keeps on turning until only one is left standing. But can anyone survive THE WHEEL?
THE WHEEL is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Media Group. For Pilgrim Media Group, Executive Producers are Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Joseph Boyle and Kyle Wheeler and Coordinating Producer Brian Peterson. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Pilgrim Media Group
Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate company, produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including Fast N' Loud, Street Outlaws, Misfit Garage and The Wheel for Discovery; My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC; NAACP Award-winner Welcome to Sweetie Pie's for OWN; Ghost Brothers for Destination America; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; Bring It! and Step It Up! for Lifetime; David Tutera's CELEBrations for WE tv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks for National Geographic Channel; and Missing in Alaska for History. Pilgrim also produces FYI talk show series Kocktails with Khloé, hosted by Khloé Kardashian, and The Runner, with Executive Producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, for go90. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim produces for Freeform the freshman series Recovery Road. The company's original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy; Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers. For more, check out pilgrimstudios.com.